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Assistant Director

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Essential Functions Continued

About the Department

Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


The Women’s Center is located within the Identity and Inclusion Unit in the Division of Student Affairs. In collaboration with students and stakeholders, the Division of Student Affairs at the University of Cincinnati (UC) strives to cultivate an inclusive campus experience. The Division of Student Affairs values an accessible culture of academic success, engaging relationships and experiences, holistic development, and intentional student advocacy.


UC Women's Center is committed to the personal and professional growth of women, femme, and gender non-conforming students by facilitating action toward intersectional gender equity, promoting social justice, and fostering connections for all students. We strive to challenge gender inequities and advance the rights of women and gender non-conforming people by elevating student activism and leadership through innovative and transformative programming.

Job Overview

UC is seeking an Assistant Director for the Women’s Center, a full-time professional staff member reporting to the Women’s Center Director. Serving as a key member of a collaborative UCWC team, the Assistant Director serves as an advocate and mentor for women and gender variant students with attention to individuals’ diverse identities. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating programs that support student identity and leadership development, retention, and success and for facilitating workshops and trainings that advance gender equity and social justice through an intersectional lens.


The Assistant Director will engage a diverse community of student activists, leaders, and changemakers while collaborating with campus partners to build student-focused leadership, internship, and other professional development opportunities. They will grow and evaluate the Center’s mentorship and networking programs for women, femme, and gender non-conforming students (ex. STEMinist program, Women in Leadership and Learning), including curriculum design and assessment of learning outcomes. Coordinate and co-facilitate workshops (ex. AAUW’s Start Smart, Feminist Leadership 101), and mentor student staff into effective leaders, confident activists, and outreach ambassadors. This position assists with planning annual signature events such as the Black Feminist Symposium and WC Awards Ceremony.


This position is responsible for assisting with recruiting, hiring, and supervising both professional and student staff, including a Program Manager and a Graduate Assistant, supporting their professional development and growth, evaluating work performance, and fostering positive team dynamics. The Assistant Director will assist the Director in developing budgets, monitoring expenditures, assessing programs and events, and preparing periodic reports.

Essential Functions

  • Assist  with development, implementation and administration of goals to achieve strategic objectives; assume management responsibility for a wide range of projects/tasks associated with primary business operations and/or corporate relations that have significant impact within the business function. 
  • Develop internal policies, procedures, controls, and manage processes to increase internal business and/or external corporate partnerships and advance service levels; responsible for policy execution and results that enrich the department/center, the campus and the university; consults with Director on major policy changes affecting other departments. 
  • May be responsible for coordinating a function of program(s) with significant impact on external relations.
  • May be responsible for collaborating efforts with administrative and academic units (i.e., Public Relations, Academic Colleges, Foundation, etc.) to enhance business/community partnerships. 
  • Assist with preparation of annual unit operating budget recommendations; develop, implement and monitor assigned budgets; limited signature authority for purchases and payroll.
  • Prepare reports, disseminate/interpret information, provide advice, write proposals, deliver presentations, construct contractual agreements, and ensure that all programs and services comply with university, state and federal regulations.
  • Communicate and assist students, parents, corporate partners resolve questions and complex issues; represent the university internally and externally.

Essential Functions Continued

  • Assist with administrative leadership and supervision to exempt and non-exempt staff; hire, orient, train, mentor and evaluate assigned staff; monitor and coordinate  staff development and training programs.
  • Serve on various university, division and departmental committees and may represent the department at various state and national associations; may function for the Director or Associate Director in his/her absence, as required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with five(5) years experience; -OR-Associate's degree with seven (7) years experience; -OR-nine (9) years experience. Degreemust be in a related field; experience must be related.
  • Experience also requires at least three (3) years supervision.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, Higher Education, Student Affairs, or a related field with three years’ experience in a higher education setting.
  • Experience working with women and gender variant individuals of diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Excellent training and facilitation skills along with the ability to present complex and sensitive materials clearly and covincingly in a variety of formats and for a range of audiences.
  • Experience coordinating student-centered events, mentoring and leadership programs
  • Knowledge of higher education, student development, leadership models, social justice, and intersectional feminist theory in practice is important.
  • Knowledge of experiential education or service-learning is a plus.

Application Process

Submit a CV or resumé and a detailed cover letter to Dana Bisignani, Women's Center Director, along with names and contact information for three professional references.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range of $50,132 - $52,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 85901 


Assistant Director

Date:  Jul 28, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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